World Peru's Fujimori back in prison after health scare

01:35  05 september  2017
01:35  05 september  2017 Source:   AFP

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  Peru ex-leader Fujimori in intensive care: doctor Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, 79, is in intensive care after suffering a life-threatening heart complaint in prison, his doctor said Tuesday. It is the latest in a string of health alerts for the former leader, who was jailed for massacres committed while he was in power in the 1990s.His personal doctor Alejandro Aguinaga told AFP that Fujimori collapsed in prison in Lima and was rushed to a clinic."He suffered a severe rapid heart rate, a marked palpitation. His life was in danger but he is now stabilizing and the possibility that he suffered a heart attack has been ruled out.

Peru ' s jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori spent a day in hospital for back pain in the latest of a string of health scares before returning to prison on Sunday, media said. After 24 hours in a clinic where he had scans on his back , Fujimori , 78, returned to the police base where he is serving a

Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption, collapsed in prison in Lima last Tuesday and was rushed to a clinic© Provided by AFP Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption, collapsed in prison in Lima last Tuesday and was rushed to a clinic

Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, 79, has been taken back to prison following his discharge from a clinic after receiving treatment for a heart ailment, his doctor said Monday.

Alejandro Aguinaga said Fujimori had been discharged from the clinic on Saturday evening after five days of treatment for heart palpitations.

Aguinaga told Canal N television that Fujimori will from now on have a device in prison which will allow him to monitor his heart rate.

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Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption, collapsed in prison in Lima last Tuesday and was rushed to the clinic. He was treated in intensive care for 72 hours.

It was the second time in three months that Fujimori was hospitalized with a heart problem.

He was convicted in 2007 for his role in killings by a death squad targeting supposed guerrillas when he was in power from 1990-2000.

He has since been in and out of hospital with heart, back and stomach trouble and growths on his tongue, which has been operated on several times for cancer.

The courts have rejected efforts by his family to have him freed from prison.

Last year his daughter Keiko Fujimori narrowly lost a presidential election to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Kuczynski has suggested he might consider a pardon on humanitarian grounds, with several sources indicating he could act before Pope Francis visits Chile and Peru in January.

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